Waltham Abbey is a Non Educational Parochial Charity formed in 1626, making it the oldest charity in our portfolio; despite this it is one of our most modern builds, being built in 1992. A subsequent addition to the scheme is the conservatory, known as ‘The Greene Room’. This has become the communal lounge and is well used by residents.
Francis Greene House is a sheltered scheme housing people who have demonstrated a connection to the Waltham Abbey area. The scheme is currently linked to Epping Forest Careline who provide a 24 hour response to emergencies at the scheme.
There is a thriving social group at the Francis Greene House who meet each afternoon in the conservatory. and a more formal coffee morning every Thursday. Harrison Housing staff attend the coffee morning on the last Thursday of each month, together with one of the Trustees of the Charity. This is the main communication link between Harrison Housing and the residents and provides them with an opportunity to raise any concerns they may have.
The Trustees meet quarterly and Harrison Housing attends these meetings to provide a report on Finance and Operational activities. The latter covers not only repairs and maintenance, but also the welfare of the residents.